Foxx & # 39; Chicago office released thousands of emails and text messages Tuesday related to the Smollett case, including inter-prose and e-mail messages between the office and the news media.
The "Empire" actor, black and gay, allegedly attacked by two men near two o'clock in the morning on January 29 near a Chicago hotel.
Here are some of the things revealed by the recently released news that CNN received through an open registration request:
Foxx criticized the charges ̵
1; after withdrawing from the case
"Sooo …… me" I am rejected, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases … 16 counts on a Class 4 (offense), becomes Exhibit A, "wrote
Foxx said in a statement Tuesday that they had discussed Joseph Magats, the state prosecutor's first prosecutor, following Smollett's indictment to discuss the review of office policy to ensure consistencies "19659002" "I was elected to the Reform of criminal justice, including intent, constancy and discretion. I will continue to adhere to these guiding principles, "Foxx added.
Her office said that Foxx had not formally withdrawn from the case, but was informally disassociating with decisions about it, and because there was no formal disapproval, she did not have to Asked a special prosecutor, her office said.
She called Smollett – a washed-up celebrity who had lied to the police.
In the text exchange in which she indicated that the An Foxx went on to compare Smollett's case to another.
"Pedophile with 4 Victims 10 counts." Swollen celebrity who lied to cops, 16. I think it's indicative of something we do Just because we can charge something does not mean we should do that. "
" We do not want to be. "
Two things to unpack there. First, Foxx claims that she believes Smollett lied to the police.
Kelly has not pleaded guilty and denied allegations of abuse of women or being sexually involved with underage girls.
The Foxx office did not immediately respond to a CNN question about the reference.
Her office was unprepared for the media attention the decision
The new materials illuminate the frustrations and pressures that Foxx's office was exposed to when it did Smollett treated.
When news broke that all charges had been dropped, Foxx employees tried to deal with media inquiries and were criticized by Chicago police.
"I only wish I had expected the magnitude of this response and planned it a little better," said Cook Public Prosecutor Risa Lanier wrote in an SMS:
Nicole Chavez of CNN contributed to this report ,